Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Learning at home

A benefit of homeschooling on a farm is the ready availability of hands-on learning experiences in biology. We've been studying human anatomy - starting with the circulatory system. I remembered that we probably had a heart or two in the freezer. A quick check and voila! Pig's heart! One google search later and I found a basic lab procedure for pig heart dissection.

I will spare you the photos but our seven year old daughter cannot wait until John gets off his work conference call so that she can take him on a tour of the now dissected heart and identify the basic anatomical structures.

Our 11 year old son watched from arms' length and then -- complaining of a headache -- retired to his room. I don't think he has a future in medicine.

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